Having ‘The Talk’ — About Money —With Your Kids

Ron Lieber’s inspiration to author his bestselling “Opposite of Spoiled” drew largely from his readers’ questions, but it dawned much earlier when he asked himself the same questions.
The New York Times columnist, who previously wrote for the Wall Street Journal, said he was confounded when his then-3-year-old daughter asked him about money, specifically their family’s money. Continue reading “Having ‘The Talk’ — About Money —With Your Kids”

Kennedy’s Jewelry: Hope ‘By Your Side’

It had been more than a decade since Jennifer Kennedy survived breast cancer, but last fall she found herself back in another chemotherapy center. She was not dealing with a recurrence. This was worse. The same disease had now afflicted her mother, who was finishing up a round of treatment when Kennedy noticed a sickly young woman in the waiting room. Four hours later, the woman was still sitting there alone. Continue reading “Kennedy’s Jewelry: Hope ‘By Your Side’”

SMUSD Decides Against Bond Issue in November

For nearly two decades, the music festival capital of Southern California has been Indio, a city located 130 miles east of Pasadena. Each April, weekend-long extravaganzas known as Coachella and Stagecoach attract thousands from all over the country with live performances by popular artists and rising talent alike. But starting next year, local music aficionados may no longer have to make the two-hour trek into the desert to hear their favorite bands. Continue reading “SMUSD Decides Against Bond Issue in November”

Halfway to Halloween and Counting the Days

Dear Parent Coach,
My children have been very excited about Halloween for a couple of weeks already and they’ve changed costume ideas numerous times, including complicated choices requiring me to sew. How do I get a final costume decision out of them that will stick? Also, what are safe Halloween activities for them — ages 3, 5, and 8. And what about the candy? Help!
Costume Coordinator Continue reading “Halfway to Halloween and Counting the Days”